Edit Role Definitions

Edit Role Definitions

You can edit a role definition using the Auth0 Dashboard or the Management API. Roles are used with the API Authorization Core feature set.

Prerequisite

For role-based access control (RBAC) to work properly, you must enable it for your API using either the Dashboard or the Management API. The Authorization Core functionality is different from the Authorization Extension. For a comparison, read Authorization Core vs. Authorization Extension.

Dashboard

  1. Go to Dashboard > User Management > Roles and click the name of the role to view.

    Auth0 Dashboard List of Roles
  2. Edit the role name and description, then click Save.

    Auth0 Dashboard Confirm Role Deletion

Management API

Make a PATCH call to the Update Role endpoint. Be sure to replace ROLE_ID, MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN, ROLE_NAME, and ROLE_DESC placeholder values with your role ID, Management API access token, role name, and role description, respectively.


curl --request PATCH \
  --url 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/roles/ROLE_ID' \
  --header 'authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN' \
  --header 'cache-control: no-cache' \
  --header 'content-type: application/json' \
  --data '{ "name": "ROLE_NAME", "description": "ROLE_DESC" }'

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var client = new RestClient("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/roles/ROLE_ID");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.PATCH);
request.AddHeader("content-type", "application/json");
request.AddHeader("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN");
request.AddHeader("cache-control", "no-cache");
request.AddParameter("application/json", "{ \"name\": \"ROLE_NAME\", \"description\": \"ROLE_DESC\" }", ParameterType.RequestBody);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);

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package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"strings"
	"net/http"
	"io/ioutil"
)

func main() {

	url := "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/roles/ROLE_ID"

	payload := strings.NewReader("{ \"name\": \"ROLE_NAME\", \"description\": \"ROLE_DESC\" }")

	req, _ := http.NewRequest("PATCH", url, payload)

	req.Header.Add("content-type", "application/json")
	req.Header.Add("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
	req.Header.Add("cache-control", "no-cache")

	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)

	fmt.Println(res)
	fmt.Println(string(body))

}

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HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.patch("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/roles/ROLE_ID")
  .header("content-type", "application/json")
  .header("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
  .header("cache-control", "no-cache")
  .body("{ \"name\": \"ROLE_NAME\", \"description\": \"ROLE_DESC\" }")
  .asString();

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var axios = require("axios").default;

var options = {
  method: 'PATCH',
  url: 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/roles/ROLE_ID',
  headers: {
    'content-type': 'application/json',
    authorization: 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN',
    'cache-control': 'no-cache'
  },
  data: {name: 'ROLE_NAME', description: 'ROLE_DESC'}
};

axios.request(options).then(function (response) {
  console.log(response.data);
}).catch(function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});

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#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

NSDictionary *headers = @{ @"content-type": @"application/json",
                           @"authorization": @"Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
                           @"cache-control": @"no-cache" };
NSDictionary *parameters = @{ @"name": @"ROLE_NAME",
                              @"description": @"ROLE_DESC" };

NSData *postData = [NSJSONSerialization dataWithJSONObject:parameters options:0 error:nil];

NSMutableURLRequest *request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/roles/ROLE_ID"]
                                                       cachePolicy:NSURLRequestUseProtocolCachePolicy
                                                   timeoutInterval:10.0];
[request setHTTPMethod:@"PATCH"];
[request setAllHTTPHeaderFields:headers];
[request setHTTPBody:postData];

NSURLSession *session = [NSURLSession sharedSession];
NSURLSessionDataTask *dataTask = [session dataTaskWithRequest:request
                                            completionHandler:^(NSData *data, NSURLResponse *response, NSError *error) {
                                                if (error) {
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", error);
                                                } else {
                                                    NSHTTPURLResponse *httpResponse = (NSHTTPURLResponse *) response;
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", httpResponse);
                                                }
                                            }];
[dataTask resume];

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$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, [
  CURLOPT_URL => "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/roles/ROLE_ID",
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
  CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
  CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
  CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "PATCH",
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => "{ \"name\": \"ROLE_NAME\", \"description\": \"ROLE_DESC\" }",
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => [
    "authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
    "cache-control: no-cache",
    "content-type: application/json"
  ],
]);

$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);

curl_close($curl);

if ($err) {
  echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
  echo $response;
}

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import http.client

conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("")

payload = "{ \"name\": \"ROLE_NAME\", \"description\": \"ROLE_DESC\" }"

headers = {
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'authorization': "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
    'cache-control': "no-cache"
    }

conn.request("PATCH", "/YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/roles/ROLE_ID", payload, headers)

res = conn.getresponse()
data = res.read()

print(data.decode("utf-8"))

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require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/roles/ROLE_ID")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request = Net::HTTP::Patch.new(url)
request["content-type"] = 'application/json'
request["authorization"] = 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN'
request["cache-control"] = 'no-cache'
request.body = "{ \"name\": \"ROLE_NAME\", \"description\": \"ROLE_DESC\" }"

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body

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import Foundation

let headers = [
  "content-type": "application/json",
  "authorization": "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
  "cache-control": "no-cache"
]
let parameters = [
  "name": "ROLE_NAME",
  "description": "ROLE_DESC"
] as [String : Any]

let postData = JSONSerialization.data(withJSONObject: parameters, options: [])

let request = NSMutableURLRequest(url: NSURL(string: "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/roles/ROLE_ID")! as URL,
                                        cachePolicy: .useProtocolCachePolicy,
                                    timeoutInterval: 10.0)
request.httpMethod = "PATCH"
request.allHTTPHeaderFields = headers
request.httpBody = postData as Data

let session = URLSession.shared
let dataTask = session.dataTask(with: request as URLRequest, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) -> Void in
  if (error != nil) {
    print(error)
  } else {
    let httpResponse = response as? HTTPURLResponse
    print(httpResponse)
  }
})

dataTask.resume()

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Value Description
ROLE_ID Τhe ID of the role for which you want to edit the definition.
MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN Access Token for the Management API with the scope update:roles.
ROLE_NAME Name of the role.
ROLE_DESC User-friendly description of the role.

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